The essence of life is statistical improbability on a colossal scale.
The rich will do anything for the poor but get off their backs.
Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
For life in general, there is but one decree: youth is a blunder, manhood a struggle, old age a regret.
Within the child lies the fate of the future.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding... And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy
Life is too short, or too long, for me to allow myself the luxury of living it so badly.
What do you want meaning for? Life is desire, not meaning.
I can choose either to be a victim of the world or an adventurer in search of treasure. It's all a question of how I view my life.
Blessed be Providence which has given to each his toy: the doll to the child, the child to the woman, the woman to the man, the man to the devil!
What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?
Landlords, like all other men, love to reap where they never sowed.
Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, simplify.
Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Diamonds are a girls best friend.
All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.
We're born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we're not alone.
In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.
It would please me best if, at the last, a marble stone shall record that this Queen having lived such and such a time, lived and died a virgin.